Our America


1h 35m 2002

Brief Synopsis

Based on a true story about two African-American teens who live on the South side of Chicago, in one of the most impoverished ghettos in the United States. David Isay, a producer from National Public Radio (NPR), selects these teens to do a sound portrait about their life in the ghetto. Under Isay's

Film Details

Also Known As
Showtime Original Pictures For All Ages
Release Date
2002
Location
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 35m

Synopsis

Based on a true story about two African-American teens who live on the South side of Chicago, in one of the most impoverished ghettos in the United States. David Isay, a producer from National Public Radio (NPR), selects these teens to do a sound portrait about their life in the ghetto. Under Isay's guidance and mentorship, what they deliver is an emotional depiction of a slice of life that is both disturbing and remarkable. Following their first award-winning NPR documentary, the teens follow up with another radio story on the murder of a five-year-old boy who was dropped to his death by two young children in their ghetto. These two documentaries, "Ghetto Life 101" and "Remorse: The 14 Stories of Eric Morse," went on to win several awards including the Peabody Award. LeAlan and Lloyd are the youngest journalists ever to receive this honor.

Film Details

Also Known As
Showtime Original Pictures For All Ages
Release Date
2002
Location
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 35m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Nominated for the 2003 Prism Award for TV Movie or Miniseries by the Entertainment Industries Council (EIC).

Winner of the 2003 Eddie Award for Best Edited Motion Picture for Non-Commercial Television from the American Cinema Editors (ACE).

Winner of the 2003 Writers Guild Award for Outstanding Achievement in Television Writing (Children's Script) from the Writers Guild of America (WGA).

Aired in United States April 13, 2004

Aired in United States January 2002

Aired in United States July 28, 2002

Released in United States on Video April 13, 2004

Telecast as a presentation of "Showtime Original Pictures For All Ages."